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point. he had massive brain damage. >> reporter: bobby's in a coma now and barely responsive. he was a victim of a hit-and- run as he was crossing guilford at center street in downtown baltimore at noon on a sunday. witnesses say the driver stopped at first, then sped off. beyond that ross's family knows nothing. three weeks later now and they say police have yet to even call making her feel like nobody even cares. >> i'm not saying i'm frustrated. i'm saying i think they need to do more. as time goes on he's going to be forgotten. >> certainly investigators will be interviewing the witnesses. we'll also check to see if there were any cameras in the area. if there are, we'll certainly look at that footage. we're also asking the publishing, ross's family can't wait for police any longer. they posted this craigslist ad asking for any information even posting the same request on our facebook page hoping, praying someone knows something. >> someone saw something they
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can come forward or they know the person that did this and they can come forward. >> reporter: taking matters into their own hands looking for the person who stopped her brother's life at the intersection of center and guilford. in baltimore brian kuebler abc 2 news. she has gotten some phone calls from the ads but so far no real leads. under investigation tonight a car crash involving baltimore city might have. it happened around 10:00 this morning. according to authorities the officer was northbound on rowland avenue and collided with another car heading west on cold spring lane. both were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. hazmat crews spent hours today cleaning up a spill on the city's southwest side. the acid spill forced the evacuation of about a dozen people in two different building. roosevelt leftwich is back with more. >> kelly, city fire crews have finally cleared scene of an
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acid spill near katon avenue. it happened before 10:00. workers inside were using hydrofluoric acid a highly deadly and toxic acid when the spill occurred. when city fire crews arrived they found a lot of acid in a very small space. >> upon the arrival they were met by employees who reported approximately 5-gallons spilled hydrofluoric acid inside the building. for evaluation by our hazmat pacific force revealed closer to 50 to 55-gallons of hydrofluoric said spilled inside this building. >> fully suited hazmat teams spent hours applying soda ash to neutralize the acid. no one seriously hurt in this incident. >> thanks rosie. a howard county man is charged with homicide and arson after last night's fire at a columbia apartment. police say that 34-year-old damon white stabbed his ex-wife thelma wynn before intentionally setting fire to the apartment on majors lane. police now say they have more
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evidence in the case. >> we don't have specific details about those pieces of evidence, we are analyzing a knife and the fire investigators have seen evidence inside the apartment that the fire was intentionally set. >> police say he is in stable condition at shock trauma he will be taken in police custody when he is leased from the hospital. ocean city authorities have found the body of the missing swimminger. marquis delgado disappeared in the rough surf. on monday boaters spotted the body floating 16 miles offshore. the state's medical examiner identified him as the missing man from washington d. c. marylanders are taking advantage of early voting. nearly 17 people in hartford county have already voted as of yesterday. there were 46 early voting sites spread across the state. the maryland primary is set for
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next tuesday, september 14th. natural resources officials are warning maryland homeowners to avoid outdoor burning. they say recent dry windy conditions are increasing the potential for wildfires. the national weather service has issued a red flag warning for most of these states. and another snowy winter could be in store for the mid atlantic region this winter. that's according to the latest issue of the old farmers almanac. the eastern half of the united states will experience lower than normal temperatures with less snow. atlantic states more snowfall than usual is expected they say a cool dry spring and summer. can i take the fifth amendment on that one. snowy winter we just had one. the memory is still fresh kelly. it's still fresh. let's take a look at just the opposite today man, talking about winter snow.
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we're talking about 90s today. 90 inner harbor, 92 in washington, and 88 from annapolis right now. those numbers were a couple of degrees hotter an hour or two ago. take a look here. north and west of us those temperatures already dropping quickly. we're already down to 73 up in north and western pennsylvania, and out to the west toward charleston 81. that cooler air punching in as we go through the evening hours. skies will stay clear. winds turning west and then northwest overnight and it's going to be a chilly breeze through the overnight dropping us eventually into the 50s. take a look at your hour by hour through tomorrow. a breezy day, low 60 newscast the morning only into the 70s as we go into the afternoon. so that a fall feeling coming back big time tomorrow and it's going to last into the latter pas of the week. we'll talk about your weekend coming up there is the chance for rain details straight ahead. >> thanks we at. business really takes off at the baltimore washington international thurgood mashall airport. more than 2 million passengers passed through in july. that's an all time record.
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the airport says largest airline southwest helped fuel the record with more than a million about passenger. airtran was the seconds leading carrier counting 400,000 travelers. passenger traffic has increased at bwi for 13 out of the past 14 months. you know looking for work it's a position a lot of people find themselves in these days but after losing a job with the seattle seahawks t. j. houshmandzadeh took him one day to find his new employment with the baltimore ravens. now he's getting to know his team and gearing up for game day. lamont williams has more. >> reporter: as t. j. houshmandzadeh was introduced to the media. one couldn't help but notice the ever present smile on his face. as a cincinnati bengals he went from a 7th round draft pick to a starter alongside chad ochocinco. they became one of the most dangerous duos in the game.
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he left the bengals going to seattle before they released him this past weekend for t. j. there was no reason to smile. one man's trash is another man's treasure. the ravens find him monday. >> it's refreshing, man, to go from a situation i was in and to come here. it's refreshing. >> reporter: t. j. admits his first day in a ravens uniform was weird in a good way. >> i tried my helmet on and it was a little weird. i'm not a person that really likes change. i'm starting to realize that about myself, but sometimes change is better. >> reporter: houshmandzadeh says that as a child growing up in severe poverty he was taught valuable life lessons the hard way. but it was through the learning of those lessons that he has a great appreciation for the nfl and the way that he plays the game. >> i shouldn't even be here man. i never graduated from high school. you know, i'm not supposed to
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be here. i played one year of football my whole life before i went to college. boy, i had to literally we had nothing to eat in the house. i'm 14 years old i'm taking care of everybody. my mama, my older sister my two younger brothers they all relied on me. >> reporter: now the ravens will rely on him to put up as many big games always he has letters in his name. on the receiving end of many joe flacco passes. >> boy he can throw the ball though. playing with carson again almost. >> reporter: that's enough to bring back the smile. at the castle in owens mills. >> for me to come here and them to accept me and want me on the team. >> reporter: i'm lamont williams. >> i'm going to do my part that's it. >> reporter: abc 2 news. >> what a great story. on monday night the ravens will take on the new york jets in new jersey. go houshmandzadeh. well roll the cameras and maybe grab a cold one.
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a local waterfront community is the scene of a national ad campaign. plus call it bug brain drug. how these creepy crawlers can actually help fight infection. our cool front took its time coming in today. 92 degrees the high at bwi unexpected. 87 was your forecast. no two degree winter at the today sorry to say but cooler air on the march. if you like fall weather stay tuned we got plenty. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy
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who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work. you could switch for great gas mileage or seats that flip and fold with one hand. you could switch for up to 600 highway miles on a single tank of gas. or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified lessees can get low mileage lease on this 2011 malibu ls for around one ninety-nine a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at chevydealer.com.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes
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an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. . your child's booster seat may not be making the grade. the insurance street nor
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highway safety evaluated 72 seats recommending some as best bets or good bets had you ever 8 models are not recommended at all and 36 fell short of being rated as good bets. engineers who testsed these boot terse cited a variety of problems with how safety belts fit across the model. in some cases lap belts ended up being too high on a child's stomach and in others shoulder belts came too close to a child's neck. satisfying the need for speed. a new test track opened up today at the aberdeen proving ground in hartford county it's the pentagon's first track of its kind for sustained high speed vehicle testing. officials say the vehicles in iraq and afghanistan must be able to travel long distances of more than 70 miles per hour to counter emergency threats. until now the military has no way to test all of its vehicles at high speeds for extended periods. well, we know folks around here enjoy an ice cold beer now
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and again, so where better to shoot a beer commercial than right here in our own backyard. baltimore county serves as the backdrop for a new sets of beer commercials that you're going to be seeing soon. tim rutherford was at the world premier. >> reporter: here's a rarity people applauding a tv commercial, but these four knew yawning link beer commercials are unique they were heard in baltimore county. the ads agency created the spots and today at the long beach tavern where one of the spots was filmed they made their world premier. long beach owner says it was a lot of fun and a lot of work. >> there must have been 50 people here to film that commercial lighting and the staging and the actors and the people taking the temperature of the beers. it was really a lot involved with it. >> reporter: middle river
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landmark benji's drive in theater was another backdrop. the correcter of the commercials a california an had to be persuaded to shoot them here. >> he finally turned to me in his very eastern european accent and said okay, maybe you're right. we couldn't find there in california. >> reporter: so why middle river? >> there's production expertise here. we also felt the scene i can attributes down here really appeal to a broad audience. >> reporter: baltimore county officials and tourism leaders were celebrating another home team victory and locals here give it to you straight. so is the beer worth the hype? >> actually it's the first young link i've ever drank. it's really good. i like the fact that it's american made and family run. >> reporter: in middle river tim rutherford abc 2 news. several new ads will be beginner immediately and will be seen for the next year all
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over the eastern seaboard. pennsylvanians say lagger and they automatically get a young link. >> hey, kelly we've got a beautiful afternoon warm and if you're a warm weather fan savoring the summer days. cold air on the march. let's take a look outside. and we've got beautiful night out there. kelly for boating. you know. might be a couple of cold beverages being consumed somewhere possibly in the wake of that last story. 89 degrees right now humidity 15% winds have turned now. we've gone from south to west to now west northwest, and that is going to be a cooler, wind
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vector my friends. we're talking about a cooler breeze coming down the pike. parkville this morning, you can see the cloud cover. this was the leading edge of that cool front. this time of year though even after the front blows through the actual main body of cool air is several hours behind. and boy, what a beautiful clear out through the day. sunshine blue skies. leaves shaking pretty good on the trees on a warm south wind that turned northwesterly through the day and one last check baltimore south today few morning clouds and gorgeous blue skies throughout the afternoon. temperature wise the numbers certainly on the warm side. hartford 88. arnold 92 hot there. bethesda always one of the hotspots at 98 today. you gets the idea. these numbers were on the hot side. sykesville topped out 91. temperature wise across the state. numbers right around the upper 80s to low 90s right now. but most spots were above 90 earlier today. humidity comfortably low. just a very dry air blowing in.
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in fact, with breezy conditions tomorrow morning and much cooler air this dry, you might actually put on some chap stick for the first time this year. satellite radar trend all clear and expecting that to hold up the next couple of days here dry and sunny weather is going to be the theme but much cooler by 15 degrees or so. and again our satellite trend pushing that front ever further south that's going to keep any chance for showers bottled up south of misdemeanor. cooler drier air keeps funneling in overnight. what a difference it will make by tomorrow morning and into the afternoon. high temperatures across the north today, you can see the change detroit only 67 for a high, it's about a 30-degree spread from baltimore. so you get the idea what's headed our way. don't be surprised when it gets in here. tonight generally clear into the day tomorrow not expecting much other than a few clouds breezy and cooler. tropics clear around the z watching tropical storm igor, sounds a little ominous. igor headed due east and expected to become a hurricane
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as it pushes in the next 24 to 48 hours. we'll watch and see where he heads next. 57 tonight all looking good and clear. slow cool off this evening but much cooler overnight and tomorrow 78 just some sunshine and clouds. good day but breezy and cooler day and 54 tomorrow night even cooler out this. 7-day forecast quick check here. as we go toward the end of the week here a short week for many of us. cooler, very fall like. into the weekend chance for showers coming in saturday into sunday. much needed rain. we hope we get those showers despite the timing on the weekend. >> thanks wyatt. we got breaking news out of west baltimore. abc 2 news a fire on north calhoun street it's four-alarms and spread you through homes on the block. five homes are vacant. occupied but no reports of injuries. crews say the wind is fanning
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the flames that's due to the dry windy conditions we were telling you about at the top of the shop. in national weather service has issued a red flag warning for most of the state. we're on top of this story we'll have much for you throughout the night on abc 2 news at 11:00 and abc2news.com. coming up at 11:00, a disagreement at a hair salon heeds to punches and charges. hear why a mother said she had every right to get physical as witnesses say she's absolutely wrong. plus you see them every year around tax season people dressed up as the statue of liberty hoping to draw drivers in to get their taxes done. but one city says those mascots and others have got to go. those stories and much more coming up tonight at 11:00 on abc 2 news. in tonight's health alert it turns out those creepy, crawly cockroaches may actually help you fight infections. scientists believe chemicals in the bug's brains and nervous
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systems may actually combat antibiotic resistant staph and dangerous forms of e. coli. schooling of veterinary met sin are working to develop the chemicals into new treatments for e. coli and mrsa infections. raising chickens in your own backyard can mean plenty of safe fresh eggs as long as you take the proper safety steps. >> reporter: when a struggling family needs eggs they don't need a trip to the store just to their own backyard. their pet chickens lay 2 to 4 eggs each day. >> 1, 2 eggs. >> the kids love it. they enjoy going out and checking on them making sure that there's eggs in there. >> reporter: experts say eggs from backyard flocks are safe to eat if you take the proper precautions. >> if you have a backyard flock salmonella can sometimes get into the flock by insects
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or wild birds or rodents. >> reporter: they have a trap for occasional raccoon and the chicken wire keeps rodents and other animals away from the chickens. salmonella can sometimes be found in feed the family buys from a reputable supplier. eggs get refrigerated right away. >> make sure they are cooked to 165 degrees or greater. make sure there's no runniness to the egg. >> reporter: after the chickens are rounded up the children head straight to the sink to wash their hands. >> we like to think ourselves as gentlemen farmers. >> kind of like winning the lottery every today. >> reporter: susan hendricks. >> let's take a look outside downtown baltimore. it might get cool you might want the take a sweater. we'll be right back.
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. >> one last check of the weather big changes on the way a warm evening right now we're almost still 90. much cooler air coming down the pike. tomorrow only the low 70s by lunch time. it's going to be breezy and cooler. >> that looks nice. >> taste of fall. >> i like fall. that's it for abc 2 news at 6:00. guess what we're back at 11:00. we'll see you then. >> where's myapplee cider?
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we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
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